AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2022
with Sasha Nelson and Amber Gregory
Sarah is joining two of her dear friends and collegues
for an unforgettable retreat to celebrate The Good Life!
Accommodations at Chateaux de Bardouly
This beautiful 9 bedroom Chateau sleeps 16 guests with outdoor and indoor yoga spaces, a pool, and indoor/outdoor dining.
We have a wide range of rooms from shared to private rooms.
All rooms are equipped with private bath and Wifi.
Local, organic and creative meals (including dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of departure)
Our private chef will be prepare nourishing meals each day, which are included in the cost of the retreat:
Gluten-free and vegan options available
Locally sourced and organic whenever possible
A couple meals are available off the property, if desired
Throughout the week we will have opportunity to explore the surrounding area, including wine tasting, historical sites and also enjoy activities on our private estate which include lounging, swimming, hiking, writing, bodywork, massage treatments and more!
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Morning Yoga and Meditation sessions are designed to awaken and inspire curiosity; to invite self-inquiry and discovery all while overlooking the gorgeous jungle and coastline.
Afternoon workshops provide specific tools to help absorb our experience and to cultivate deeper lessons through the rest of the winter season and beyond. Specialty topics will include Advanced Postures, time-tested Ayurvedic Nutrition and modern-day Self Care, Therapeutic Techniques and an Introduction to Yogic Philosophy.
Gratuities | Alcohol | Additional Excursions | Airfare
Sasha Nelson is a yoga instructor, wellness + lifestyle consultant, sustainability enthusiast, dancer and music lover. She works with individuals who are looking to seamlessly integrate wellness practices into their modern lifestyle and teaches vinyasa-style yoga. An avid traveler, she seeks to discover and introduce yogic principles and practices in the form of food and culture worldwide. A former Fashion Merchandising MFA graduate from Academy of Art University with an emphasis in eco-friendly fashion, she also collaborates with brands who stress the importance of sustainable and fair-trade initiatives like Hyde, Athleta, and more.
$2650 – $3400 | Single occupancy & Double rooms available
*Includes yoga sessions, excursions, meals & accommodations.
*A deposit of $800 will hold your space.
THE BLUE ROOM | $3400 single / $2650 per person
king bed; bath & standing shower, 2 sinks & toilets
perfect for couples
THE YELLOW ROOM | $3400 single / $2650 per person
king bed; standing shower, sink & toilet
THE QUEEN’S ROOM | $3400 single / $2650 per person
king bed; sitting area; standing shower, sink & toilet
THE RED ROOM | $2750/person
two single beds; bath with shower, sink & toilet
THE GREEN ROOM | $2750/person
two single beds; bath with shower, sink & toilet
THE BALLOON ROOM | $2750/person
two single beds; standing shower, sink & toilet
THE DRIVER’S ROOM | $2750/person
one small double (2 singles or king); bath & shower, sink & toilet
THE BUTTERFLY ROOM | $3400 single / $2650 per person
king size bed; bath & shower, sink & toilet
A TYPICAL DAY
8:00 - 9:30 am morning asana and meditation
10 am breakfast of local fruits, farm fresh eggs, bread, yogurt...
11:00 am - 2:00 pm free time...swim, lounge, read, hike, explore...
2:00 pm lunch – local plant-based fuel...
3:00-5:00 pm afternoon workshop
5:00-7:00 pm free time...
7:00 pm dinner
8:30 pm onward … chill and deep sleep
Born and raised in Venice Beach, California, and after traveling around the world, Sarah now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Being a cancer survivor, artist and food lover she incorporates resiliency, courage and humor in her on-going group, corporate and private classes.
During the past two decades, Sarah has studied with Bryan Kest, Annie Carpenter, Maty Ezraty, Leslie Kaminoff and Nikki Costello having accumulated over 1000 hours of Registered Yoga Training Credits. As a Program Developer for Culture of Fit, she creates corporate wellness programs which are implemented in companies nationwide.
Her writings have been published in online blogs for Yoga City NYC, Prevention Mag and Furthermore. She is an ongoing expert consultant for Furthermore.
As an educator she is always learning and celebrates the challenges we greet in our daily lives.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
My wife and I just got back from a fantastic 7 day yoga retreat that Sasha hosted in Costa Rica. It was one of the best vacations I’ve had in my life. It definitely surpassed my high expectations for a retreat like this. - Marco + Claire
The yoga retreat in 2016 was almost too magical to put into words. Sarah Girard hosted a week that left me so many unforgettable memories that will forever have a special place in my heart. Each day was composed of challenging and fulfilling yoga and meditation sessions along with exciting vacation adventures. - Lynnette Bates
I was immersed in my practice with a deeper understanding and appreciation for yoga and enjoyed every moment of the trip. The practice, the food, the dynamic of the group and the insanely beautiful and peaceful environment allowed me to be fully present, dedicated and relaxed. - Suzanne
Her passion and curiosity for yoga and meditation has led to more than 15 years of experience in the world of wellness. She has trained in Mindful Awareness, Buddhist and Vedic meditation, Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga, Physiyoga, as well as Aromatherapy. Growing up in southern California as a dancer, volleyball player, and snowboarder, Amber first sought out yoga as a way to complement her athletic pursuits. It quickly became clear, however, that the benefits of yoga went far beyond physical exercise. Eager to understand the inner workings of the practice, she jumped at the chance to study with the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, earning a B.A. in Sociology with Honors from the school. Since then, her devotion to the practice has been unwavering, and her joy when sharing these tools contagious.